Staff at local law firm Banner Jones are on track to raise an impressive £1,000 for Chesterfield’s Ashgate Hospice after taking part in this year’s Sparkle Night Walk.
The annual event once again saw thousands of people dress up in pink sparkle T-shirts and flashing bunny ears to walk the 10k distance, with walkers due to start and finish at Chesterfield FC’s Technique Stadium on Saturday 1st July 2023.
Last year the event raised £171,500 for patients and families; funds that will allow the charity to provide palliative care for people with life-limiting illnesses free of charge.
In addition to providing daytime care, The North Derbyshire registered charity also runs a 21-bed inpatient unit and relies largely upon the generosity of people such as those who participated in the Sparkle Walk and their sponsors for funding.
This was the third year that a team from Banner Jones has taken part in the event, with the team also raising around £1,000 for Ashgate Hospice in 2022.
Isabel Favell, a Property Executive in the Chesterfield Residential Property Team at Banner Jones, who was one of this year’s 17 challenge participants from the firm, said: “It was a great night and so humbling to see so many people walking in memory of lost friends and loved ones.
“Our common goal is to raise money so that the hospice can continue supporting the local community through its many services. We are looking forward to getting an even bigger team together for the walk next year!!”
People who would still like to donate to the Banner Jones Sparkle Night Walk team can do so via the Just Giving link here: Banner Jones Solicitors fundraising for Ashgate Hospice on JustGiving